Difference between revisions of "Blackened linen"

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Mentioned in some [[period]] texts, generally as a material used for making [[armour]] (specifically [[gambeson]]s). It is assumes that this is some kind of waterproof material (used by [[sailors]] etc), but no-one is sure exactly how the linen was blackened ([[tar]], [[pitch]], [[charcoal]], a [[bog]]).
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Mentioned in some [[period]] texts, generally as a material used for making [[armour]] (specifically [[gambeson]]s). It is assumes that this is some kind of waterproof material (used by [[sailor]]s etc), but no-one is sure exactly how the linen was blackened ([[tar]], [[pitch]], [[charcoal]], a [[bog]]).

Revision as of 20:58, 13 February 2006

Mentioned in some period texts, generally as a material used for making armour (specifically gambesons). It is assumes that this is some kind of waterproof material (used by sailors etc), but no-one is sure exactly how the linen was blackened (tar, pitch, charcoal, a bog).